Carers Week 2018

17/06/2018 2 By Smile For ME

Celebrating National Carers Week 2018 has now come to an end. Thank you for all your support and kind donations which enabled us to send 56 Bear Hugs Smiles and to thank those amazing carers for all they do. We were so happy that as well as creating Smiles for deserving carers we were able to support Bear Hugs Gifts at the same time. Bear Hugs is a brilliant business founded by Faye, a chronic illness sufferer, to spread a little kindness and a hug. A huge thank you to the whole team at Bear Hugs for helping us celebrate carers. You have been lovely to work with and we can’t thank you enough for helping us create smiles.

Below are some of the lovely pictures and messages we have received, thank you. We have put them altogether so those who have kindly donated to Smile For ME and made this possible can see what a difference they have helped make.

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Joanne – I was over the moon with my mother’s carer package that came today! It totally made her day! She was so touched! You girls are real angels for how much you bless others! Can’t thank you enough my mother does everything for me and definitely deserved a smile package. Xxx

Louise – #chippertuesday is brought to you today by the fact that this week, 11th – 17th June, is National Carers Week. This is a week dedicated to all the people who care for the professional poorly people in their lives & often put others needs above their own! Smile For ME a little while back was taking nominations for carers to receive a Bear Hug to help those of us who have carers say a big thank you to them & make them feel a little bit more special! Of course, I nominated my mum, she is amazing! Her bearhug arrived today & she was so surprised! ?? She loves everything included, especially the Soy Sunday Morning candle as it smells like her favourite chocolates, Coffee Creams! Thank you so very much Alice, Faye & your teams for putting this together & making my mum’s day! ???

Zoe – A huge Thankyou to Smile For ME and Bear Hugs for Darren’s gift- he was overwhelmed with the surprise. And Thankyou for thinking of the carers too.

Clare – It’s national carers week this week, and I wanted to say a massive thank you to Smile For ME and Bear Hugs for this lovely parcel that arrived for my mum! She’s had to sacrifice so much for me while I’ve been ill, and it was lovely to give her a treat ? thank you!

Linda – I received mine yesterday and what a wonderful surprise! Would like to thank you all and my beautiful daughter Jess for thinking of me.

 Wendy – Love love love my Carer’s week foody Bear Hugs box from Smile For ME. A complete surprise, nominated by my supergirl who astounds me by all she deals with 

Kathryn – Thank you so much for my Bear Hug Carers gift (nominated by my ME hero son Alex), what a wonderful surprise to receive this morning, thank you ?

Natasha – I got mine today! Complete surprise! Nominated by my daughter Katie and arrived just before her final exam today. Thank you so much xxx

David – Just received my box of cake and biscuits, what a lovely surprise, thanks Julie for nominating me but especially to you for sending me my gift it made me feel special x

Wendy – Thanks a million for mine, much appreciated.

Claire – What a wonderful surprise receiving a box from Bear Hugs & Smile For ME for #CarersWeek! A very big THANK YOU on behalf of all parents fighting stigma & injustice and just trying to get our children with #mecfs their lives back.?

Louise – My Mum has just received her carers week bear hug! Thank you so much! We were both in tears. She’s loves everything in the hug, especially the candle which she said she wants to eat because it smells like Coffee Creams!??

Gill – My Dear Chris, my husband and carer has just received his BearHugs gift. He was so surprised and pleased. Chris so totally deserved a gift `thankyou`. Well done Alice and everyone at Smile for ME and BearHugs……a wonderful gift…love, Gill xxx

Sending lots of love to all carers. You are all amazing people doing an amazing job. You don’t always get enough recognition but we hope you know how much you are appreciated. Thank you for all you do.

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